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Originally scheduled to see the 2021 Hyundai Elantra for the first time last week, we here at KBB still want to give you our thoughts on this seventh-generation compact sedan. So while Micah Muzio and Lyn Woodward don’t have the car physically in front of them, they thought they could talk about it from their homes. We can’t wait to see it in person, but in the meantime, here are some first impressions!



  1. Car Designer: How many sculpted body creases can I get away with?
    Hyundai: YES.

  2. I hate those distracting and unnecessary triangles on the side panels of the 2021 Elantra. I’m also disappointed that there’s no panoramic sunroof in the new Elantra, and that it retains the old-fashioned, bulky , and space-consuming shift lever. I was hoping that the Elantra, like the Sonata, would have buttons for gear selection, or perhaps a rotary dial or toggle switch — it would minimize clutter and weight. Other than that I’m satisfied with the design of the new Elantra. I’m just hoping that Hyundai would keep in the U.S. market the GT N—Line hatchback — that’s the only Elantra that I would buy.

  3. I love the look of the new 2021 I didn't like the 20 model and I didn't really care for the 19 model either I have an 18 model right now and wouldn't mind trading it in for the 2021 but we keep getting conflicting stories of what the 2021 model looks like on the inside are there two different versions some show connecting screen for the tachometer to the map display and other show it separated some show a handle like feature between the driver and the passenger and some show no handle at all I'm confused

  4. Front is MUCH better than outgoing model (looked too much like a Ford Focus). Side is okay, but back is a little risky. I think it'll grow on me. And the Hybrid variant? Let's do it.

  5. I don’t like this redesign. Think it looks awful. That rear redesign…. hate it. A hard pass on this new Elantra.

  6. This is some good stuff! Just because we are tied to home base doesn't mean we can't move forward. I felt a bit of a morale lift with everybody taking it in stride during the lockdown.

  7. Too much black plastic on the front. Engine is still sad too. Hopefully the Sport or N Line will make it look better.


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